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Effectiveness of Three Commercial Wood Preservatives against Termite in Korea
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Effectiveness of Three Commercial Wood Preservatives against Termite in Korea
Lee, Hansol; Hwang, Won-Joung; Lee, Hyun-Mi; Son, Dong-Won;
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Since Korea is home to Reticulitermes speratus, a kind of subterranean termites that prefer dark and humid conditions, there have been increasing damages to wooden structures by termites. One noticeable attribute of Korean subterranean termites is that they prefer than Pinus densiflora, the major construction material for Korean traditional houses. And because wide varieties of termites are distributed all over the world, it is not so easy to choose appropriate control methods depending on specific areas. This necessitates careful applications of the following control methods depending on the kinds of termites: fumigation treatment, soil termiticide, preservatives and insect treatment, termite colony elimination system, chemical treatment, and other physical and biological treatment methods. The purpose of this study is to investigate the control effects of environmentally-friendly Alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ), Copper Azole (CuAZ) and Micronized copper quarter (MCQ) on the termites contributing to the damage of wooden structures. It was found in this study that wood with preservative treatment produced a significantly higher termicidal efficacy than untreated wood.
Reticulitermes speratus;termite control;Alkaline copper quaternary;Copper Azole;Micronized copper quarter;
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